Cystitis is a very common bladder infection whose typical symptoms may consist of burning, pains in the lower abdomen and frequent urination.
For the treatment of cystitis, there is the possibility of resorting to some very effective natural remedies, some of which have been put into practice by our grandparents and great-grandparents.
1. Mauve Tea
Mauve tea is one of the most readily available natural remedies in case of cystitis, especially if this healing plant we have in the garden or in pots. Having mauve flowers and fresh leaves available, you can use 15 grams per 500 millilitres of water.
Flowers and leaves should be boiled for ten minutes, and this tea should be filtered before use. With the dried mallow (two teaspoons of extract), it is possible to make a herbal tea in the form of an infusion, let it sit in the hot water for 10 minutes and then filter the liquid. Take two cups daily. In mild cases of cystitis, the relief will be immediate. This plant has inflammatory and calming properties.
Cranberry juice has anti-inflammatory properties and is used for preventing recurrent cystitis bladder infection as well as to combat early symptoms. Cranberry Juice is considered effective in fighting urinary tract infections. You should drink two glasses a day in dried or in the extract form.
3. Black Grape
The bearberry is a shrubby medicinal plant which use the leaves to prepare herbal remedies for cystitis and urinary tract inflammation. The black grape can be used for the preparation of infusions or associated with other natural remedies, such as cranberry extracts.
4. Strawberry Tree
The leaves of the arbutus are used for the preparation of herbal cure for the case of cystitis. The arbutus is considered a medicinal plant that can replace the black grape to treat problems in the urinary tract. From the fresh arbutus leaves a tincture is obtained, which should be taken daily, under herbal guidance.
We know that echinacea is a medicinal plant suitable for the preparation of herbal teas and other herbal cures. It helps to strengthen the immune system and for the prevention of colds and flu. It also happens to be suitable in the case of cystitis, particularly in the preparation of infusions, in combination with other medicinal plants, such as mauve.
The Erica or Heather is a medicinal plant traditionally used for getting relief from urinary tract infections. Its use is now considered safe and effective, and can be replaced by the leaves of the arbutus or black grape in herbal preparations. It has astringent and calming properties, as well as a diuretic and antiseptic properties.
Marigold is used in the treatment of cystitis because of its antimicrobial properties. For this reason, it is often combined with mallow in herbal preparations so that its benefits can be combined with the inflammatory and soothing properties of the mallow. Marigold is also used in prepartion of some medicinal teas.
8. Sodium Bicarbonate
The sodium bicarbonate is considered an effective remedy against cystitis. It is necessary to dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water and drink 4 to 5 times a day to relieve the symptoms of cystitis.
It is a recommended remedy for those who suffer from problems of high blood pressure or heart, considered useful to decrease the acidity of urine and the state of inflammation. In organic stores you can buy the purest of natural baking soda.
9. Urtica Dioica
Stinging Nettle or Urtica dioica, like mauve, is considered a herbal plant that can give immediate relief in case of mild cystitis. It can also be used as a preventative remedy for people suffering from recurrent cystitis.
Nettle has diuretic properties and can be infused into its dried leaves. Two teaspoons of dried grass should be left for 10 minutes in warm water and then taken.
10. Pilosella Officinarum
Pilosella is a medicinal plant considered particularly suitable for cystitis disease. It is a perennial herbaceous plant, which gives rise to a flower similar to a tooth and recognized by its leaves, which are hairy. It has soothing and anti-inflammatory action and is used for medicinal teas.